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Say No For A Kiss (2021)

Love in the times of Covid 19 Cautious Rupert & Carefree Tina meet and it is love at first sight. But Intimacy can be dangerous when Covid is around. A fun look at these taut times.

Completed On: 29 May, 2021

Duration: 13 min 0 sec

Genres: Short

Country: Canada

Director: Mazahir Rahim

Submitted By: Mazahir Rahim

Say No For A Kiss Poster
Love in the times of Covid 19

Cautious Rupert & Carefree Tina meet and it is love at first sight. But Intimacy can be dangerous when Covid is around. A fun look at these taut times.
  • Directors
    Mazahir Rahim
  • Producers
    Mazahir Rahim
  • Writers
    Mazahir Rahim
  • Writers
    Devin Giamou
  • DOP
    Osku Penttinen
  • Sound Recordist
    Jocelyn Penttinen
  • Actors
    Sabrina Knappett
  • Actors
    Devin Giamou
  • Music
    Sunil Kaushik
  • Film Type
    Short
  • Genres
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime
    13 minutes 0 seconds
  • Completion Date
    29 May, 2021
  • Production Budget
    3000 USD
  • Country of Origin
    Canada
  • Country of Filming
    Canada
  • Film Language
    English
  • Shooting Format
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio
    Anamorphic
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Director's Biography

OBJECTIVE

To remain deeply involved in film making, both in terms of producing, writing and directing films and plays and in teaching the arts of screen writing and film direction.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Producer/Writer/Director/Editor of short film “Say No For A Kiss”. Under production.
• Producer/Writer/Cinematographer/Director/Editor of series The Oldest & The Boldest, now on Amazon Prime.
• Writer/Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor of YouTube series on Tarek Fatah – (The Fatah Files & Jo Hum Samajh Na Sakey.
• Script Writer of two features under Production.
• Executive Producer of Hindi feature film MEE RAQSAM.
• Producer, Writer, Director for Documentary on Culture Link, Toronto.
• Producer, Director, Editor for Short film COURTNEY AND CHESTER.
• Conducting Film Making workshops in GTA (current)
• Teacher at Toronto School Board, Grade 10 & 11; Making films on Cell Phone. (current)
• Producer, Director and Editor for Rahim Films & Street Reliefs short film: SISTERS.
• Screenwriter, Producer and Creative Director for Rahim Films: Fallen, Delusions.
• Producer, Director, Editor for Rahim Films & Street Haven films: The Penitents.
• Screenwriter and Co-Producer for Alphan films: Not For Sale
• Conduct Short film Boot camp for Raindance Canada.
• Executive producer for Thoughtlab films for their web series.
• Teacher for Film Making course under Crazy Creatives. (current)
• Written & Co-Produced Indo American Feature film - Mango Dreams. (2015)
• Conceived, Directed and Written Screenplays of 80+ Documentaries for Films Division, Government of India. (1973 – 1985)
• Produced, Written, Edited and Directed 4 Feature Films and 5 TV Serials. (1985 – 2012)
• Line Producer of Three Hindi feature films. (2010 – 2014)
• Managed Teams of 150 and more on Film Shoots.
• Trained in Czechoslovakia in art of making multi screen films.
• Teacher of Screenplay Writing, Film Direction and Production Design
• Web Master for Film Writers Association, Mumbai.
• Journalist for National Newspaper.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

• Director Talented, Award winner.
• Writer Final Draft 9
• Editor Final Fox Cut Pro X
• Production Budgeting - Scheduling.
• Computer Word-Excel-Photoshop.

Journalism Feature and News reporting.


AWARDS WON

• Certificate of Merit for Films: New Images : Mughal Garden at National Awards (India)
• Certificate of Participation for: I Love India : Mughal Gardens, at Karlovy Vary
• Best Short Film: Tagore International Film Festival.
Arizona International Film Festival
2016
Won
Special Jury Award Bridging Cultures
Mango Dreams (2016)
Shared with:
John Upchurch (story/producer/director)
Faraz Ahsan (co-director)
Cebu International Film Festival
2016
Won
Humanity Award Merit Award for Best in Content
Mango Dreams (2016)
Shared with:
John Upchurch (Producer/Story/Director)
Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival
2017
Won
Jury Prize Best Film
Mango Dreams (2016)
Shared with:
John Upchurch (story/producer/director)
Full Bloom Film Festival
2016
Won
Festival Award Best Narrative Feature
Mango Dreams (2016)
Shared with:
John Upchurch (Producer/Story/Director)
London Asian Film Festival
2017
Won
Festival Award Best Script
Mango Dreams (2016)
Shared with:
John Upchurch (story/producer/director)



National Film Awards, India
1993
Won
Silver Lotus Award Best Short Fiction
Agar Aap Chahein (1992)
Peace On Earth Film Festival
2017
Won
Festival Award Best Feature Narrative
Mango Dreams (2016)
Shared with:
John Upchurch (Story/Producer/Director)

• EDUCATION AND TRAINING

• Bachelor of Arts (B.A. (Hon) In Psychology and English Lit.)
• Bachelor in Law (LL.B.)
• Diploma in Cinema – Direction. (F.T.I.I. Pune)
• Diploma in Education. (Dip. Ed) (Teacher Training Degree)


FILMOGRAPHY

Features:

• 2020 Mee Raqsam Executive Producer
• 2016 Not For Sale Writer, Co-Producer.
• 2015 Mango Dreams. Writer, Co-Producer.
• 2013 Miley Na Miley Hum. Associate Director.
• 2013 Chalo Dilli. Line Producer.
• 2010 Deadline 24 hours. Associate Director, Line Producer.
• 2008 Laadli. Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.
• 2003 Nawab Buta. Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.
• 2001 Chakravyuh. Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.
• 2000 Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai. Director, Producer, Editor.
• 1993 Agar Aap Chahein Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.

Short Films:


• 2021 The Dolls Postman Writer, Producer, Director, Editor (under production)
• 2021 Say No For A Kiss Writer, Producer, Director, Editor (under production)
• 2020 Jo Hum Samajh Na Sakey Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
• 2020 The Fatah Files Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
• 2020 The Oldest & The Boldest Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor.
• 2019 Courtney & Chester Writer, Producer, Editor, Director.
• 2019 Silence Producer, Editor.
• 2019 Never Again Writer, Director, Editor.
• 2018 Sisters Producer, Director, Editor
• 2017 The Penitents Producer, Director, Editor.
• 2017 Fallen Producer, Creative Director, Screenwriter.
• 2017 Delusions Producer, Creative Supervisor, Instructor, Editor.
• 2016 Choices Producer, Screenwriter.
• 2016 How To Be Cool Editor, Director.
• 2016 The Black Hole Editor, Director.
• 2016 Viewer Discretion Advised Producer.

Documentaries:

• 1999 Aao Hajj Karen. Writer, Director, Producer.
• 1989 An Oasis of Hope. Writer, Director, Producer.
• 1985 Janmabhoomi. Writer, Director, Producer.
• 1973-1985 Director, Films Division, Ministry of Information and
• Broadcasting. Wrote and Directed 80 Documentaries.

Commercials:

• 2002 One Man’s Vision. Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.

Television:

• 2013 Raat Hone ko Hai. Director.
• 2011 Kinaare Milte Nahin. Writer, Director.
• 2007 Parivaar. Writer, Director, Producer.
• 2005 Dharkan. Writer, Director, Producer, Editor.
• 2003 Sword of Tipu Sultan. Director.
• 2002 Maulana Abul Kalam Azaad. Director, Producer, Editor.
• 1987 Tane Bane. Director, Producer, Editor.
• 1986 Aur Bhi Hain Raahein. Director, Producer, Editor.

Music Videos:

• 2010 Hume to Loot Liya Director, Producer, Editor.
• 2011 Shaan Director, Producer, Editor.
• 2012 Izhaar Director, Producer, Editor.

Teaching:

• 2008 - Current Online Teacher in Film Making
• 2016 - Current Teaching Film Making in Toronto at Crazy Creatives.
• 2017 - 18 Conducting Short film Boot Camp with Raindance,
Canada.



http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1586757/#Director
LinkedIn profile @ Mazahir Rahim
You Tube Channel: Mazahir Rahim
Website: www.mazahirrahim.com

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